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Meet ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ season 2’s first 8 semi-finalists

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Two acts from the Philippines, Deniel Sarmiento and Neil Rey Garcia Llanes, made it to the semi-finals of Asia’s Got Talent Season 2.

he Philippines' Neil Rey Garcia Llanes AND The Philippines' Deniel Sarmiento

After a difficult decision-making process at the end of the Judges’ Auditions, David Foster, Anggun, and Jay Park made their pick of the top 20 acts to join the four Golden Buzzer recipients in the semi-finals. 

Here are the first 8 semi-finalists:

Singapore's The Sisters

The Sisters, comprising siblings 10-year-old Anne-Sophie and 12-year-old Ariane, is a singing duo from Singapore who managed to clinch three yeses from the judges. Foster was especially impressed with the talented performers, commenting they were so good that they sounded like one person. 

Malaysia's Andrew Lee.

Andrew Lee, the charismatic illusionist from Malaysia who threw a knife at show host Alan Wong made it through with his death-defying act. He has been performing for in the last 13 years and hopes to perform in Las Vegas one day. 

Power Storm Crew claims it is the very first B-Boy group in Thailand. After years of being back-up dancers, the members decided to form their own dance crew and be the main attraction. 

Indonesia's Angela July

Angela July touched the judges’ hearts with her singing and harp performance. She hopes to be a world-class performer, serenading audiences internationally. 

Angela is a full-time mother but works part-time performing in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

The Philippines’ beat boxer Neil Rey Garcia Llanes has the best redemption story after coming back to the Asia’s Got Talent stage for his second chance. He’s ready to go all out for this season. 

Mongolia's Canion Shijirbat

The judges loved Filipino contemporary dancer Deniel Sarmiento when he performed during the Judges’ Auditions. Coming from a family of dancers, Deniel has a lot to prove when he takes the stage in the semi-finals. 

Ekklesia, the “popera” singing trio from Korea was a surprise hit with the judges and audience. The three of them are hoping to stand out from the clutter of Korean-pop and craft their own destiny on Asia’s Got Talent. 

The hosts’ Golden Buzzer pick, Canion Shijirbat illuminated the stage with his unique blend of choreography and graphic design. Will he be able to take his performance to the next level in the semi-finals? 

Thailand's Power Storm Crew

In each semi-final episode, the eight acts will perform a dazzling new piece. At the end of each episode, the act that impresses the judges most will win the Judges’ Pick and head to the Grand Finals directly. The seven remaining acts will be up for public voting, and the two acts with the most votes will head to the Grand Finals.  Voting starts next Thursday via Facebook Hashtag and Facebook Messenger and Google Search. 

For more information on voting, visit 

The first semi-final episode of Asia’s Got Talent airs this 8:30 p.m. on AXN tomorrow. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent.



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